Legion Parade Sunday, Nov. 6, at Trinity Anglican

The annual pre-Remembrance Day Colborne Legion Br. 187 parade for church service will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 at Trinity Anglican Church in Colborne.
Legion members are asked to assemble in uniform starting at 10:30 a.m. for the 10:45 parade into the church.
Each year, before the Nov. 11 11 a.m. Remembrance Day service at the Colborne Cenotaph in Victoria Square Park, Legion members parade to attend a church service. Each year, the service is held at alternate denominations in the village.
As always, congregants are welcome to join Legion members following the service at the Colborne Legion, 92 King St. East, for lunch.

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Poppy canvass just one week away

The annual Poppy Campaign leading up to Remembrance Day observations is underway in Colborne. Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5, Colborne Legion members will be canvassing with red lapel poppies to commemorate Canada’s fallen veterans at local business outlets.

At Cramahe Twp. hall in Colborne, from left, Br. 187 President Patti May, Poppy Campaign Co-chair Gord MacDonald, Cramahe Twp.Mayor Marc Coombs and Legion members Faye and Ira Wile gathered as the first poppy was presented to Mayor Marc Coombs.For the Nov. 11 Remembrance Day Cenotaph service in Colborne, anyone wishing to lay a wreath can reach coordinators Gord and Carol MacDonald at 905.355.3400. There is an honorarium donation of $ 40. The MacDonalds are also Poppy Chairs and asking for help, tagging the weekend of Nov. 4-5.

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Dining dollars benefit Christmas hampers

Starting this Saturday, and every Saturday until Christmas, Denni’s Restaurant in Colborne is taking Saturday evening reservations for a special $15 meal. While that in itself is not unusual, owner Sylvie Ellis points out that $5 from every meal will be donated to the hamper program in Cramahe Twp. run by the Colborne Legion and the Salvation Army. Sylvie has talked to various people about her plan and has been told that money is needed to pay for the food which is included in the close to 100 hampers handed out locally.
This Saturday, Oct. 29, the meal is Caesar salad, lasagne, garlic bread and home-made apple pie plus tea or coffee. For SyStarting this Saturday, and every Saturday until Christmas, Denni’s Restaurant in Colborne is taking Saturday evening reservations for a special $15 meal. While that in itself is not unusual, owner Sylvie Ellis points out that $5 from every meal will be donated to the hamper program in Cramahe Twp. run by the Colborne Legion and the Salvation Army. Sylvie has talked to various people about her plan and has been told that money is needed to pay for the food which is included in the close to 100 hampers handed out locally.
This Saturday, Oct. 29, the meal is Caesar salad, lasagne, garlic bread and home-made apple pie plus tea or coffee. For Sylvie, it’s part of being in the community and helping.
She has other plans too.
She’s hoping to create a toy mountain from new toys brought into her restaurant for needy kids. She knows she can’t store the toys in her restaurant so she’s looking for places in the community to keep them until the Salvation Army collects them.
Anyone wishing to make a reservation or who wants to help can stop in at Denni’s on King Street East in Colborne or phone 905.355.3050.
— www.cramahe-now.com

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New members inducted

New Br. 187 members inducted at the Oct. 11, 2011 general meeting were, from left, Misty Reeleder and Wanda Reeleder with Membership Chair Brenda Graham.

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Oktoberfest dinner Friday, Oct. 21

Our mid-month Oktoberfest dinner Friday, Oct. 21 will be a treat: pork schnitzel with gravy, spaetzle (German dumplings), red cabbage, German potato salad, rye and pumpernickel bread, green peas and a German chocolate dessert. Remember: our meals are prepared from scratch! Dinner is $10 per person, including tea, coffee and condiments, serving from 5 to 6:30 p.m.. Next roast beef dinner Nov. 4!

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$100 prize for best costume Oct. 29!

Come and be a kid again! Scare up your best Hallowe’en costume! You could win the $100 cash first prize for best costume at the Saturday, Oct. 29 Colborne Legion Hallowe’en party. Second prize is a $50 gift card, $25 for third place. D.J. Wee B. Chillun will be spinning the discs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. You can’t beat the price for a celebratory night out: admission is just $5 per person.
You get treats, too, like homemade pizza slices and homemade pretzels. There will be door prizes, spot dances, a special draw and a 50-50 draw. The hall will be festooned to add to the merriment. Don’t miss this age of majority event: a great way to fall into Fall festivities!

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Country jamboree 1-5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 5

Here’s a county music exclusive! By popular demand, The Parrash Group
Is returning to play at Colborne Legion —country music old, new and just for you!
Come on out to enjoy terrific music, dance, bevies and munchies, too from 1-5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5, 92 King St. East, Colborne. Just $10 admission for a full afternoon of great music and talent. Plus: special surprise guest artists! Bring your instruments and jam!

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Pool tournament Oct. 30

Here’s your cue to a fun afternoon. The last Sunday of each month during the winter Colborne Legion Branch 187 hosts an open-to-all pool event on two tables. All names go inHere’s your cue to a fun afternoon. The last Sunday of each month during the winter Colborne Legion Branch 187 hosts an open-to-all pool event on two tables. All names go in a drum and teams are picked from there. Two players partner as a team and the challenge is on.
Depending on the crowd, the teams play four to seven games each. Cost is $6 per person which is split 50/50 with the legion. One half goes to winners and second and third runners-up. The next event is Sunday. Oct. 30, then again Sunday, Nov. 27. There’s no pool event in December this year as Christmas is Sunday, Dec. 25.
This is a fun event so beginners and professionals from all walks of life; members and non-members; this legion and others etc., make up mixed teams for very interesting outcomes.
a drum and teams are picked from there. Two players partner as a team and the challenge is on.
Depending on the crowd, the teams play four to seven games each. Cost is $6 per person which is split 50/50 with the legion. One half goes to winners and second and third runners-up. The next event is Sunday. Oct. 30, then again Sunday, Nov. 27. There’s no pool event in December this year as Christmas is Sunday, Dec. 25.
This is a fun event so beginners and professionals from all walks of life; members and non-members; this legion and others etc., make up mixed teams for very interesting outcomes.

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Register by Nov. 5 to lay a wreath on Remembrance Day

For the Nov. 11 Remembrance Day Cenotaph service in Colborne, anyone wishing to lay a wreath can reach coordinators Gord and Carol MacDonald at 905.355.3400. There is an honorarium donation of $ 40. The MacDonalds are also Poppy Chairs and asking for help, tagging the weekend of Nov. 4-5. It is the responsibility of every Legion member to help on this important weekend!

 

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Santa Claus Parade 7 p.m. Nov. 26

The countdown has started for the annual Legion-Optimist Santa Claus Parade! The Colborne Legion and Optimist Club of Colborne invite you to participate in this traditional community event.
There are many creative folks in our community. Start thinking now about your spectacular float entry in the annual Colborne/Cramahe Legion-Optimist Santa Claus Parade! The theme this year is “Christmas Has No Age Limit”.
This year’s parade will be Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at 7 p.m. beginning at the corner of Elgin and King Streets. The parade will take King St. East into downtown Colborne, north on Division,, then west on Church St. dropping Santa off at Victoria Park where he will distribute goodies to all the children post-parade.
This annual event depends on community support and participation.
Prizes are awarded to the best entry in the following categories: Industrial, Commercial, Churches/Schools, Youth Group, Service Club, Family and Walkers.
In addition, there is a prize for the Best Overall Float, and for the float best depicting the theme.
To encourage participation, we have added an additional category of “filler”. This is to provide an opportunity for local businesses, farmers and specialty vehicles to enter their company car or truck, farm vehicle or specialty vehicle. This will make the parade longer and more varied — and it’s an easy way to advertise. We ask only that the vehicle have some sort of Christmas decoration – be it a bow, lights, reindeer ears, etc..
Entry forms are available at the Colborne Legion, McGlennon Insurance, Downey Pharmacy and on-line from Oct. 15, 2011. Completed forms must be returned to the Legion no later than Nov. 24, 2011. The parade committee must have a completed entry form to prepare the list for judging and to assign the actual parade line-up.
Donations to support the parade costs involved will be gratefully received. Cheques can be made out to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 187 and delivered to the Legion or mailed to: Tracey Loveless, Parade Chairman, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 187, P.O. Box 458, Colborne, Ontario, K0K 1S0.
Let’s celebrate our community! We encourage all Colborne/Cramahe businesses, community groups and our neighbours to participate to make this year’s parade bigger and better.

For information, call Tracey Loveless 905.355.3488 or Colborne Legion 905.355.5479.

Thank you
Colborne Santa Claus Parade Committee

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